On June 18, 2013, Fisheries and Oceans Canada launched the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. This program falls under the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013, which includes the commitment to improve the protection of Canada's fisheries.
Maybe you have seen them in recent months, plying the waters of the St. Lawrence River and of the Gulf of St. Lawrence? The Canadian Coast Guard acquired two new vessels this past spring for the Quebec: the CCGS Leim and Caporal Kaeble V.C.
On September 1, 2013, an estimated 450 000 litres of heavy fuel oil was spilled in Sept-Îles. Following this environmental incident, Fisheries and Oceans Canada closed recreational and commercial fisheries as a preventive measure. The mussel aquaculture site located in Sept-Îles was also closed as a preventive measure.
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